You are a beginner in gardening, you may not know exactly where to start. Don’t worry, you are landed in the right post. In the collection today, we will share 15 Companion Vegetables and Herbs to Grow Together. Growing them you will harvest a high yield both quality and quantity and even better when you can make the most out of your garden. Besides, they are quite common plants and easy to grow, which also is the key to the success in your gardening begin period.
Companion planting is the practice of growing different plants together to support growth. Growing the method also brings some benefits. For example, complement nutrient requirements, attract beneficial insects, deters soil pests, and even enhance the flavor for their companions. For these good reasons, you should grow them together for a better harvest the next time.
Lettuce grows well when planted near strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, radish, and beets.
Beans grow well with most vegetables, commonly with tomatoes or corn. Besides, you can grow interplant marigolds, and herbs such as rosemary help to deter bean beetles.
Peas stimulate the growth of corn, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, turnips, and cucumber. Also, other vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, and eggplants, can benefit from the shade of the trellised pea plant.
Cucumber grows well with radishes, beans, celery, corn, lettuce, dill, and peas. To repel cucumber beetles plant radishes among your cucumber. Also, dill helps to attract beneficial predators.
Onions grow well with cabbage, beets, strawberries, carrots, and lettuce. They help to deter most pests and when planted with carrots, it’s said to help with carrot rust flies that lead to root maggots.
Carrots go well with radishes, peas, or sage as it improves the flavor of carrots. Because of the strong scent that onions and leeks have, it helps to repel carrot flies.
Pepper grows well with basil, tomatoes, parsley, carrots, and onion are excellent companions to pepper.
Eggplant goes well with green beans, peppers, tomatoes, lemongrass, and potatoes. It is a heavy nitrogen feeder and green beans are known to fix or add nitrogen to the soil.
Rosemary grows well with cabbage, carrots, and beans. The fragrance of the rosemary is able to repel insects such as cabbage flies, root maggot flies, bean beetles, and carrot flies.
Chives can improve the growth and flavor of a plant such as carrots, grapes, roses, berries, and tomatoes. It also deters aphids and Japanese beetles.